Rick Rogers – The Rotary Foundation
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On Monday the 26th of April, Houlton Rotary hosted Rick Rogers, Past District Governor. Rick spoke about Rotary International, the Rotary Foundation and our efforts to eradicate polio. Rotary has joined forces around the world to eradicate polio. Rotary’s accomplishments with their polio efforts have gained the support of Bill Gates and a challenge has been put forth by the Gates Foundation that if Rotary can raise 200 million dollars to eradicate polio by 2012 then the Gates Foundation will grant 350 million for a total of over a half billion dollars to eradicate polio worldwide. This is a challenge Rotary has graciously accepted and is working diligently to achieve, with great success, to date their has been $112 million raised world wide.
At the end of his presentation Rick awarded the Houlton Rotary Club with the Following:
The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International is please to present THE ROTARY CLUB OF HOULTON a certificate of appreciation for its financial support pf Rotary’s US200 Million Challenge. Together, we will fulfill our promise to the children of the world and eradicate polio.
Signed by President Rotary International:
In the pic is John Tribou, Houlton Rotary President being presented with Houlton’s certificate of appreciation with our efforts to help eradicate polio, by Rick Rogers,Past District Governor.